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The Wedding Rev - Rev. Dave Angle is a well-known and highly reputable wedding officiant in Chicago, Illinois. Reverend Dave and his team of ordained ministers and pastors work hard to create an unforgettable ceremony that speaks to you as a couple as well as your guests. Each ceremony by Rev. Dave Angle or his associates can be entertaining or solemn, short and sweet or in-depth, and always focused on you as a couple.
Rev. Dave Angle has been a minister for over 23 years. He completed his undergraduate at Miami University in Ohio, then earned his Master of Religion degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois. After school, he studied under the Evangelical Free Church of America, where he was ordained as a minister.
The Wedding Rev team offers religious, non-denominational, interfaith, and spiritual ceremonies for couples of all kinds. Your ceremony can be simple or fully customized, and will be molded after your vision. Rev. Dave also offers premarital counseling for couples who want to prepare not only for their wedding, but for the many years of marriage afterward.
285 Reviews for The Wedding Rev
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Emily Z. · Married on 04/18/2021
Words cannot describe our experience enough!
Rev. Dave delivered a completely customized experience from start to finish and from every angle. Even with hiring him just a few weeks before the wedding the experience was above and beyond. We had been toying with the idea of having a friend or family member officiate our wedding but we are SOOOOO glad and relieved we hired a professional. Not just a professional but REV DAVE! He made the process SO fun and constantly reminded us of our principles and values. It is easy to get caught up in the unbelievably stressful planning but meetings with him always brought us back down to earth with our stomachs hurting from laughter. The wedding itself was just beautiful. It truly captured us and was light and fun while also being romantic and heartfelt. EVERY SINGLE PERSON from our guest count had something remarkable to say about the ceremony. Any fears I had of public speaking or anticipation of what was to come was washed away and we felt like we could be 100% ourselves at the alter with Rev by our side guiding the whole process. Rev. Dave has a ton of experience and it really shows. He will be there to bring you down the earth, make you laugh when you need it most, and get sh*t done in a way no one else can! We felt so much weight off of our shoulders having him in our corner. He delivered a PERFECT ceremony while also making sure guests were involved and doing what they were supposed to. I could go on and on but at the end of the day if you are reading this JUST HIRE HIM! Trust us, we are seasoned wedding vendors ourselves and have SEEN A LOT! Rev. Dave will always be our top choice for officiants!Sent on 05/05/2021
The Wedding Rev's reply:Em and Ben, I'm so glad you found me. I had an absolute blast at getting to know the two of you and at your wedding! Your two I consider good friends now and can't wait to do some weddings with you! Thanks for all the great words!!
Shana B. · Getting married on 03/02/2023
Responsive, Sincere, Fun
My long term boyfriend and I decided to get married with less than a week's notice. We're expecting our first child, it made financial sense as the due date got closer, so we got our license on Tuesday and then needed an officiant on Saturday. My mom was conveniently going to be in town already, hence the rush. The courthouse was booked nearly through the baby's pending arrival, so we had to go elsewhere. Reverend Dave not only answered the call but was truly outstanding in making our day special. We never really thought about getting married, but with his help our wedding was the most special wedding for us. It was quick and simple, full of laughs and love. He brought his own energy to the day, but also fed off ours making the day feel personalized and not just a formality we had to go through. I cannot say enough good things! My mom handled most of the logistical details, but due to the speed of the wedding and COVID we were unable to have anyone there. (This was preferred by us, but still kind of strange on the day of.) Reverend Dave not only set up and recorded Zoom for us so we could invite some family, but he also included a group of people in the park who were there for a proposal. Strangers though they were, it felt special to have some people there to give their blessing and cheer for us when we sealed the deal. We're so glad that went with Reverend Dave over the courthouse! Still a quick and simple wedding, the way we wanted, but one that was actual pretty magical and personal to us. 15/10 would recommend! He was outstanding.Sent on 03/01/2021
The Wedding Rev's reply:Shana, you're so sweet! I had such a blast with you, Nuru, and your mom. You two were so cute and how excited you were to get married. You make my job so much fun and worth it! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your big day.
Armando G. · Getting married on 02/09/2022
Dave was really on point with everything, telling us the whole process and what information he needed. Very responsive through email leading up to the event. As well during the ceremony he was funny and inviting which made the experience much more enjoyable since he was having fun and everyone there was as well.Sent on 09/30/2020
The Wedding Rev's reply:I did have fun because you two were so cute and excited!! I love how your families were so enthusiastic for you two to get married! Alicia & Armando, may you have many years of happiness!
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Rev Karen Angle
Rev Karen Angle
I am an ordained minister and went to Illinois State University studying food and nutritional sciences. I enjoy being active by hiking, biking, snow shoeing, and I love visiting state parks. I look forward to meeting you and making your wedding ceremony amazing!
If you are looking for the absolute best in wedding officiants, Rev. Dave is your man! A consummate professional who is detail oriented, energetic, and completely focused on you as a couple, Rev. Dave delivers exactly what you and your guests will love. I can't recommend a single officiant more highly than Rev. Dave. Meet with him...you will be very glad you did!
Rev. Dave is not only a great on site officiant, he is also a good friend.Always the professional, and can take it down a notch so your guests really get to know you as a couple!